Monthly Archives: March 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017

Saul    45 WAXWINGS by the Stroudwater canal bridge near Saul Junction this afternoon. (Rich Hearn). Ashleworth Ham    The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still today and also a MERLIN. (Mark Hobson). Other birds included 45 Wigeon, two Gadwalls, 60 Teal, four Pintails, five Shovelers, three … Continue reading

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Friday 10th March 2017

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill this afternoon until 5:10pm at least.It caught a bumblebee in flight and was singing. (John & Kevin Widgery). At Wenchford a Dipper, a Grey Wagtail and a Great Spotted … Continue reading

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Thursday 9th March 2017

Hawling     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present all day today. (Duncan Dine). Also a Red Kite, a MERLIN chasing a Skylark, a Kestrel, six Buzzards, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, eight Yellowhammers, Skylarks, a Raven, a Corn Bunting, large flocks … Continue reading

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Wednesday 8th March 2017

Painswick Beacon     Belated news confirming the reported SWALLOW over the Beacon on 2nd March at 9:35am. (John Fleming). Hawling     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE this afternoon showing well at SP053218 and appeared to roost at 6pm. (per Richard … Continue reading

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Tuesday 7th March 2017

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still today at SO719117 in the rough field with the small hawthorn tree this morning. Also a Peregrine over and two Meadow Pipits. (Michael Teesdale/Martyn Leighton). Cotswold Water Park West     The drake SCAUP still on Pit 57 today. … Continue reading

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Monday 6th March 2017

Gloucester     A SAND MARTIN watched for 10 minutes over the pool at Horsebere Flood Storage lake yesterday evening (5th). (per Ian Elphick). Around Beaufort School, 13 Redwings, two Stock Doves and seven Goldfinches today. (John Fletcher). Cotswold Water Park West     The … Continue reading

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Sunday 5th March 2017

Aylburton     An adult CATTLE EGRET present feeding in the fields at Aylburton Mead since mid-February until yesterday at least. Its on private land just behind the Lydney Estate Milking Unit SO625011 and can be scoped from the public footpath … Continue reading

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Saturday 4th March 2017

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still today near SO719117 N of the rough field with the small hawthorn tree at midday. (Ian Bollen). Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Maugersbury Park. Strictly no parking in Fisher Close or … Continue reading

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Friday 3rd March 2017

Cotswold Water Park West     The BLACK-NECKED GREBE on Pit 65 and the drake SCAUP on Pit 57 both still present early afternoon. (Jon Mercer). Frampton     Three CATTLE EGRETS and 12 Little Egrets left Court Lake roost this morning. Also a pair of … Continue reading

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Thursday 2nd March 2017

Forest of Dean     Two GREAT GREY SHRIKES seen at the same time at Crabtree Hill at midday. (Angela Carswell). A GREAT GREY SHRIKE in the clearing at Yew Tree Brake. At Crabtree Hill two Crossbills, a female Stonechat and a Goshawk. Four Hawfinches at Parkend under … Continue reading

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